Monthly Archives: May 2009

Aunt Minnie, American Gold Star Mother

American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) organized  shortly after World War I to provide support for mothers that lost sons or daughters in the war. The name came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in … Continue reading

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Robert Shane Land Patent

Good Evening, My paternal great grandfather, Robert Shane purchased land in Iowa in 1855, a Cash Entry transaction under the authority of the April 24, 1820 statute.  The Dubuque land office was his point of purchase for the 95.92 acres … Continue reading

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The Button Box

You never know when something’s going to pop up. Just the other day, in an Email from my cousin, came  information that an old button box that had belonged to my great-grandmother Zilpha Shipman Boss was on display at the … Continue reading

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